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coo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
coocoo1 /kuː/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive]HBB when doves or pigeons coo, they make a low soft cry2 [intransitive, transitive]SAY to make soft quiet sounds, or to speak in a soft quiet way πŸ”Š β€˜Darling, ’ she cooed. πŸ”Š a cooing voice β€”coo noun [countable] β†’ bill and coo at bill2(3)
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Examples from the Corpus
cooβ€’ The baby cooed as I held her.β€’ Other parents feel drained, with little emotional energy to devote to smiling and cooing at a seemingly uninterested child.β€’ We all watched as Alice stopped to coo at two canaries in a silver cage on the porch.β€’ After recovering from an attack of shallow breathing he recovered and one nurse said he was smiling and cooing in his cot.β€’ And, according to the radio, doves were cooing in the Kremlin.β€’ So the guards helped him down, cooing still.β€’ A maid, Nancy Brown, was appointed to wait on her and hairdressers hovered over her cooing their praises.β€’ He spoke of pretty girls cooing to him on college campuses and of assistant coaches questioning his manhood.
coocoo2 interjection British English πŸ”Š πŸ”Š SURPRISEDused to express surprise πŸ”Š Coo! That must have cost a lot!From Longman Business DictionaryCOOCOO HUMAN RESOURCESabbreviation for chief operating officer β†’ see under officer
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Verb table
coo
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycoo
he, she, itcoos
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycooed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cooed
he, she, ithas cooed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cooed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill coo
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cooed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cooing
he, she, itis cooing
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you, we, theyare cooing
Past
I, he, she, itwas cooing
you, we, theywere cooing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cooing
he, she, ithas been cooing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cooing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cooing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cooing
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